ALA in Pictures: Movers & Shakers Gala

MOVING ON UP On Friday, June 22, LJ hosted the Class of 2018 Movers & Shakers at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen. The afternoon event, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, OCLC, and SAGE Publishing, helped the newest cohort—with Movers from past years on hand to welcome them—kick off a busy American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference weekend in New Orleans with cocktails and appetizers.

MOVING ON UP On Friday, June 22, LJ hosted the Class of 2018 Movers & Shakers at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen. The afternoon event, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, OCLC, and SAGE Publishing, helped the newest cohort—with Movers from past years on hand to welcome them—kick off a busy American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference weekend in New Orleans with cocktails and appetizers. All photos ©2018 George Long.

Movers project manager and cofounder Francine Fialkoff (l.) in conversation with 2018 Movers Megan Godbey, Adult Literacy Coordinator at Nashville Public Library (c.), and Jenny Ryan, YA Services Librarian, Saskatoon Public Library, SK, Canada.  

Movers from previous years, including the Class of 2015's Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Boston's Harvard University, were on hand to usher in the new crew.

Amandeep Kochar, Baker & Taylor's Executive VP of Digital Content, Software Products, Services, & Sales, welcomes the Class of 2018.

Miller (at podium) presents LJ's newest Movers & Shakers—50+ up-and-coming changemakers who are transforming the library world. 

The 2018 Movers came to celebrate and be celebrated from across the country—hailing from Brooklyn Public Library, NY, Amy Mikel (l.), Coordinator of School Outreach, and Eva B. Raison, Interim Director of Outreach Services and Immigrant Services Coordinator.  

Representing the 2018 Movers from Nashville Public Library: Andrea Blackman (l.), Division Manager, Special Collections & Director, Civil Rights Room, and Godbey.  

From north and south: Saskatoon's Ryan (l.) and Marian Fragola, Director of Program Planning & Outreach, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh.  

More members of the Class of 2018. Standing l.-r.:Jason Johnson, Community Engagement Manager, Spokane Public Library, WA; Annie Downey, Associate College Librarian & Director of Research Services, Reed College Library, Portland, OR; Angel Jewel Tucker, Youth Services Manager, Johnson County Library, Overland Park, KS; Robin Bradford, Collection Development Librarian, Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater, WA; Tom Bober, Library Media Specialist, Ralph M. Captain Elementary School Library, Clayton, MO; Joe Márquez, Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian, Reed College Library; and Jeanne Marie Ryan, Director, Roselle Public Library, NJ. Sitting l.-r.: Erin Hoopes, Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP); Chera Kowalski, Adult/Teen Librarian, FLP; Nathaniel Rasmussen, Head of IT Services, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA.

 

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Lisa Peet is Associate Editor, News for Library Journal.

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